“She was ‘The Grandma.’ She worked as the head nurse at St. James hospital. She owned her own house. I lived with her up until the sixth grade. We’d have these long conversations every night. And every morning she’d make a ball of coconut for me to bring to school. She was the most consistent thing in my life. Even after Mom got mixed up in drugs, Grandma paid to keep our phone on. She paid to keep our lights on. She checked my grades and sent me to after-school programs. She even bought me my first computer. It was made especially for me, big tower, lots of lights. It kept me off the street for months. Grandma was the only person who ever took me out of the state. We went to theme parks. We went to water parks. Once she even took me to the Bahamas for four days. Most of my friends had never even left the block. I did get mixed up in the streets for a while. Grandma was upset when I dropped out of high school, but she still did her best to keep me level. She helped me get my GED. She talked to me about nursing. She supported me when I joined the military. I never thought I’d be where I am today. I’m working construction. I recently joined the union. Everything is because of her. She’s the only woman who’s name I have tattooed on my body.“
WASHINGTON, DC — Shortly after 10 a.m. on Saturday, tens of thousands of people had already gathered for the Women’s March at Federal Plaza. As they waited in place for the march to begin, people milled around, checking out the creative signage that has come to define protest in the Trump era. Vendors had set up shop…
Who has taught them?
On January 18, Washington D.C. hosted both the March for Life and the Indigenous Peoples March. A viral video shows dozens of teenagers from the March for Life, many wearing MAGA hats, taunting and mocking a Native American drummer.
Temperatures in New York City and Washington D.C. were near freezing for the 2019 Women’s March, which is cloaked in controversy this year, but the third annual march still drew an impressive, though smaller, crowd on the East Coast and around the world.
When young activist and writer Noor Tagouri recently picked up the new issue of Vogue in which she is featured, she was “devastated” to find that the magazine confused her with a totally different person.
As conservative lawmakers across the country work to restrict abortion access with increasingly creative and devastating regulations, a national network of abortion rights advocates is fighting to radically expand the pool of available providers in the United States one lawsuit at a time.
Back in the 60’s there was a great suspense movie with Frank Sinatra, The Manchurian Candidate…..the movie is about some brainwashed soldiers during the Korean War…it was a “Red Scare” film….it was updated in the 2000s….but the original was by far the better of thew two….
Trailer from the original movie
Now the trailer for the newer version…….
I have been writing about this situation for several years now……this is one of my posts…..https://lobotero.com/2017/01/05/modernizing-the-manchurian-candidate/
I bring all this up because of the news in the last couple of weeks…but of course if you listen to the talking heads it is all “fake news”….but is it?
The article below entitled Trump, The Manchurian Candidate: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Campaign to Destabilize the Trump Presidency waspublished on January 4, 2017 prior to the inauguration of president Trump.
In early January 2017, we had predicted an unprecedented constitutional crisis characterized by a coordinated and carefully planned operation to destabilize the Trump presidency involving several stages, both before and after his inauguration.
We are dealing with a carefully planned operation, a “conspiracy” in the true sense of the word.
In recent developments (January 2019), the FBI investigation is being quoted by the media as “evidence” that Trump is “wittingly or unwittingly” an agent of the Kremlin. (see below Guardian January 2019 report)
Personally, I liked the original much better…I guess as an old fart that lived through the Red Scare days I can relate. The news smacks of the script of the Manchurian Candidate….could this be the case….if not it would make a good script for a future movie.
In case you would like to watch the full movie…..
“I had three bottles of wine on election night. I got in bed after Pennsylvania, and stayed there for a week. I’d only get up to use the bathroom and get more wine. I’d have left the country by now if it wasn’t for my elderly mother. I’ve weaned myself off Xanax, but I haven’t recovered. I still watch MSNBC all the time. I’ll spend entire days on the couch. I’ll wake up with Morning Joe and go to sleep with Brian Williams. I’ll get on Twitter during the commercials and search for any hint that somebody’s going to be indicted. I know way too much. I know the name of every congressman. I know their district. I know what percentage of the vote they got. Before 2016, I hadn’t purchased a book in twenty years. Now I buy all the political ones. The scarier the better. I even got the Omarosa book. Nobody else wanted to read it so I thought I’d take one for the team. I went to DC for four different protests. And a few weeks ago I drove down to Mexico to see for myself what was happening on the border. I’m obsessed. It’s not healthy. Recently I was able to cut myself off from politics for about a week. But then here comes Brett Kavanaugh and I’m back on the couch for three days.”